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Goodbye, Huddler (Everywhere)


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#21 of 31 schan1269

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Posted June 20 2014 - 07:19 AM

Those MIT guys are pretty sharp, as you'd expect from having gone to school at the East Coast's version of Rose Hulman ;)

(RHIT '93 :D)

I went to RH for 3 weeks during a summer excursion exercise from IU. Had to do with the science behind art. At the time computer graphic arts was new...and RH had the first program in the Midwest.

I was ahead of the curve as I had a Kaypro transportable(color monitor) and a fast printer. It could do a 10 page paper while you ate dinner...

(To keep up with the tangent, Dave. Have you seen Accepted? Home of "the sandwiches" )

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Posted June 20 2014 - 01:26 PM

I went to RH for 3 weeks during a summer excursion exercise from IU. Had to do with the science behind art. At the time computer graphic arts was new...and RH had the first program in the Midwest.

I was ahead of the curve as I had a Kaypro transportable(color monitor) and a fast printer. It could do a 10 page paper while you ate dinner...

(To keep up with the tangent, Dave. Have you seen Accepted? Home of "the sandwiches" )

I haven't seen "Accepted". Does it reference Rose?

 

There was some neat (at the time) ray-tracing work being done when I was there. One guy would sometimes work on his program in the NeXT lab where I was doing some programming or classwork.



#23 of 31 schan1269

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Posted June 20 2014 - 03:15 PM

No...they don't reference Rose...

But the school is...

South Harman Institute of Technology...

Mascot being a sandwich...

Justin Long and Jonah Hill are in it.

#24 of 31 mylan

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Posted June 23 2014 - 10:26 AM

A new version of V bulletin, it's been a rough changeover so far.
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#25 of 31 Adam Gregorich

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Posted July 04 2014 - 10:50 PM

Huddler isn't gone per se, they actually owned several sites, including AVS (and no, they never disclosed to us that they bought them, even when we were on their platform).  They sold all the sites they owned to Vertical Scope who put them onto vB since all their other sites are vB based.  Your guess is as good as mine why they sold their bread and butter sites, and while I have my guess I don't want to speculate in public.  Sites that were on Huddler that were owned by others (like HTF was) are still on Huddler, although several have followed HTFs lead in leaving.  Even though we still have a ways to go, I'm very glad to be where we are today.


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#26 of 31 Cees Alons

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Posted July 05 2014 - 11:43 AM

Adam,

 

Interesting. I didn't know Dave Bott had sold AVS.

Let alone to Huddler, who now sold it through again apparently.

 

Well, well.

 

 

Cees


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#27 of 31 Adam Gregorich

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Posted July 05 2014 - 12:14 PM

Adam,

 

Interesting. I didn't know Dave Bott had sold AVS.

Let alone to Huddler, who now sold it through again apparently.

 

Well, well.

 

 

Cees

Yes, David sold Huddler for more than just walking around money.  Rumor has it they wanted it badly, as a proof of concept.  I'll let you reach your own conclusions as to if it proved their concept or not.  I don't want to speak for any other owner but I was miffed when I found out after we left that they had actually purchased a competing site and hadn't told us.  They said they were brining on AVS and were going to use it to create their own ad network and it would help raise revenue for HTF (which it didn't).  They never said that they were buying AVS.  That just didn't sit right with me.


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#28 of 31 Ronald Epstein

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Posted July 05 2014 - 12:24 PM

To take that one step further...

 

When we negotiated a deal with Huddler, we were promised no competing

sites would be brought onboard.  We would be an exclusive HT site.

 

Less than a year later they were attempting to talk to David Bott about bringing

AVS aboard.

 

They totally blind-sighted us on purchasing AVS.  They essentially had two similar

sites on their platform that they were competing against each other.  We had absolutely

no knowledge this was going on.

 

Can't speak for David Bott, but I have the impression that he went through some really

bad times with Huddler and some promises were broken along the way.  It was quite

sad to see how he lost AVS to a company he thought would take it to the next level, 

and in the end, saw that company (Huddler) sell it to another company (Verticalscope).

 

I believe, right now, Home Theater Forum is one of the last remaining privately

owned HT forums out there.

 

Really sad that those years were totally wasted, filled with frustration and loss. However,

since moving off of Huddler we are seeing traffic and opportunities that we never had

on that platform.   


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#29 of 31 schan1269

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Posted July 05 2014 - 12:26 PM

Wonder if that coincided with when I openly made fun of AVS becoming...

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And my banning.

#30 of 31 FoxyMulder

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Posted July 05 2014 - 12:35 PM

Wonder if that coincided with when I openly made fun of AVS becoming...

DENONISGODforum

And my banning.

 

I think AVS banned a lot of good people, they ended up on forums like this one and it's their loss.


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#31 of 31 Dennis Nicholls

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Posted July 05 2014 - 12:40 PM

AVS Forum started out as a captive house forum for the AV Science supplies and consulting company.  I bought a few things from them circa the year 2000, including a screen and my first ATSC tuner (RCA DTC100 IRC).  So to some extent it always was a "company owned" forum.


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